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Squrl
04-18-2017, 03:11 PM
Hello all, I am a concept artist and illustrator in video games with some motion graphics experience who also loves comic artwork of all kinds. I am looking into developing a comic coloring portfolio all on it's own separate from my mainstream work. And trying to discover a style all my own. I would love some feedback on my different color approaches here.

Coloring Example
Line art by artist "Robert Atkins" for "IDW Publishing GI Joe":

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/3b75ec48660661.589de525b17bb.png


Coloring Example
Line art by artist Eryk Webb-UTMT:

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/e5107b48660661.589f652aeaf2c.png

From my "Reflections in Glass" project which I made to reflect the beauty of comics. 12 windows in all:

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/430a4923169123.5631e5316380a.jpg

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/af0acb23169123.56097a39310a0.jpg

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/4a650523169123.563429fb308a3.jpg


Traditional:

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/d9cfa122050995.58e95a1e2cb21.png

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/592a1c22050995.5874fcd2991f7.jpg

More discovering coloring styles:

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/c7569c22050995.5630bd0124d65.jpg

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/0d8d8245180511.586ecabe1a46e.jpg

TheDeeMan
04-19-2017, 08:46 PM
Nicely done.

Darryl

Max Romaine
04-20-2017, 04:04 AM
Great work. Especially love the last one. Wonderful colors there.

Squrl
04-20-2017, 09:08 AM
Thank you very much :)

Squrl
04-20-2017, 09:17 AM
Thank you so much:) A little line art practice too here. Some advice I got is to start using my coloring styles on sequential pages to see how they turn out. So trying that out as well.

Squrl
04-20-2017, 01:29 PM
Another one I did awhile back with more a stained glass color style would look nice as a cover art or something. I tried this on a skateboard design too which looked nice.


http://orig11.deviantart.net/ee11/f/2017/110/a/a/goodmorning_doloris_full_sm_by_devioussqurl-db6ht7e.png

Squrl
04-24-2017, 10:04 AM
I guess this is more a pinup. I rendered this a little over a year ago. Was working on maybe getting work at Zenescope possibly as a cover artist so trying out new avenues for myself.

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/e3db4140898013.58fe0f9a1aaa2.jpg

Squrl
05-02-2017, 10:59 AM
I designed and illustrate my own She-Ra concept in 2014, then I thought it would be fun to animate her transition as in 2014 is when I started working with FX. Unfortunately you can't upload Vimeo video here, so here is the link to the animation. (https://vimeo.com/98602757)

Screen shots:

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/dd357022050995.590890303eba0.png

roryherman
05-03-2017, 04:37 PM
Really good work, the Spock piece is amazing!

Squrl
05-04-2017, 01:34 PM
Thank you so much! It's my wallpaper on my laptop lol. It's caption is "Lieutenant this is highly Inappropriate"

Squrl
05-11-2017, 09:36 AM
Quick concept sketch of Angela:
Don't know if I will render it traditional or digital yet.

http://img06.deviantart.net/50c3/i/2017/130/6/7/angela_by_devioussqurl-db8rulv.jpg



Another coloring sample:
Line art by artist Andy Brase



https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/2ae7b548660661.5913627ed128e.jpg

DavidNH
05-11-2017, 06:32 PM
Love your work mate. What's your email?

Squrl
05-21-2017, 05:57 PM
Thank you so much DavidNH for your kind words.




A sketch I did after she passed. Practice with line art.

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/afe07222050995.5874fad3a861d.jpg

SageGod
05-23-2017, 06:07 AM
Nice work so far.

You should really amp this one up with a couple of her different looks and nice background and turn it into a commemorative piece.
:bounce:

That 2nd Hellboy piece is wild, the only downfall is that the rest of the piece is so symmetrical and then HB is off center.
Nice stuff

Squrl
05-23-2017, 10:41 AM
Thank you so much for your wonderful input!!!!! The second Hellboy I just colored for practice. The line art is by Andy Brase. I picked it because I like the stained glass vine look at the top and I figured my coloring style may compliment it.

SageGod
05-26-2017, 11:49 AM
Ah my fault I just noticed that you mention that above the piece.
As far as the rendering its done very nice the bright golden light from behind throws off the dramatic light coming from above.

Squrl
06-04-2017, 04:57 PM
Lol no big deal, wish I thought of that idea lol

Squrl
06-04-2017, 05:12 PM
How do I get my new posts to show up on the top of the feed then the bottom here? So my newer posts show first? You have to go to the last page to see the most recent post lol.

Squrl
06-05-2017, 09:18 AM
New work, practicing line art with a sharpie:har::

http://orig14.deviantart.net/4fff/f/2017/155/3/c/wonder_women_deviant_art_by_devioussqurl-dbbji46.jpg

Squrl
06-05-2017, 09:22 AM
Work that went missing from my post, think because I updated them in their original location on my website, they disappeared here:

Leia

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/aa670a22050995.592b17d860316.jpg

Jayden

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/81cf9822050995.592b17d8606f9.jpg

Squrl
06-17-2017, 02:15 PM
Older line work for the Beast. Love the original Disney cartoon. I did color it a long time ago but I am going to recolor this again with better skill than years ago and I will post it up.


https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/6622fe22050995.5630bd0116ce0.jpg

Squrl
07-01-2017, 01:32 PM
Penciled Batman

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/c0a0e822050995.5874fad3a8b66.jpg